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Joe Root: First Batsman To Score 200 In 100th Test

Root had gone without a century in nine Tests before the Sri Lankan tour ow he has two double-hundreds in three matches

February 6, 2021

England captain Joe Root became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a double-ton in the 100th Test outing.

Root was unbeaten on 128 overnight and notched up his second double-hundred of 2021 as he was dismissed for 218.

He was trapped LBW by Shahbaz Nadeem, who is playing his second Test match.

In the process of scoring his double-hundred, Joe Root surpassed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq as the player with the highest individual score playing the 100th Test match.

The Pakistani legend had scored 184 against India in Bengaluru in 2005 and Pakistan went on to win the match by 168 runs.

Joe Root hit a six off R Ashwin to break Haq's record of highest individual score playing the 100th Test match of the career.

It may be mentioned here that Joe Root had scored a double-hundred against Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series that preceded the Indian tour.

Root had gone without a century in nine Tests before the Sri Lankan tour and now he has two double-hundreds in three matches.

England will play four Test matches against India and if they defeat India by a margin of 1-0 or 2-0 or 3-0, then they would qualify for the World Test Championship final, which will be played at Lords.

New Zealand has already qualified for the final of the inaugural World Test Championship.

However, if the England-India series ends in a draw, then Australia will play against New Zealand in the final.

For India to qualify, Virat Kohli and his men will have to win at least two matches and draw one of the other two matches.

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